Naeem Mohaiemen: Pechat’ Solidarnosti

Naeem Mohaiemen: Pechat’ SolidarnostiNaeem Mohaiemen: Pechat’ Solidarnosti


Naeem Mohaiemen’s research for Garage Field Research builds on the themes of print solidarity that he explores with co-editor Eszter Szakács in the forthcoming anthology Solidarity Must Be Defended ( Abbemuseum/SALT/Tricontinental, 2020).

The book brings together essays on transnational solidarity during the Cold War. Its point of departure was a special issue of Mezosfera magazine (“Refractions of Socialist Solidarity”) edited in Budapest by Szakács in connection with a Hungarian reading group set up around the film Two Meetings and a Funeral (Mohaiemen, 2017).

Status: 2020–2021

Researcher: Naeem Mohaiemen


Naeem Mohaiemen (b. 1969, London; lives and works in Dhaka and New York) combines essays, films, drawings, and installations to research failed insurgencies and incomplete decolonizations, framed by Third World Internationalism and World Socialism. Despite underscoring a historic left tendency toward misrecognition of allies, a hope for a future transnational left as the only possible alternative to current cages of race and religion is always a basis for the work. He is the author of Midnight’s Third Child  (Nokta, 2020) and Prisoners of Shothik Itihash (Kunsthalle Basel, 2014); co-editor (with Eszter Szakacs) of Solidarity Must be Defended (Tranzit/ Van Abbe/ Salt/ Tricontinental, 2020); editor of Chittagong Hill Tracts in the Blind Spot of Bangladesh Nationalism (Drishtipat, 2010); and co-editor (w/ Lorenzo Fusi) of System Error: War is a Force that Gives us Meaning (Sylvana, 2007). He is a postdoctoral fellow at The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University, New York.